Work & Family Helpline

If the resources below do not answer all your questions, please call our helpline (services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages).

  • 800-800-8047
    Outside California
  • 415-593-0033
    Toll-free in California
  • Inquire by email

Know Your Rights: Videos

  • You're pregnant! What are your rights at work?
  • 你怀孕了!在工作中,你有什么权利?- Cantonese
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave: Your Right to Take Time Off Work
  • 新父母假:请假生小孩和培养亲子关系 - Cantonese
  • Your Rights at Work as a New Parent

Interactive Tools

Get personalized information on your rights to take leave for pregnancy, bonding, and parenting. (They may vary depending on where you work.)

  • Pregnancy and Bonding
    Pregnancy and Bonding

    You're pregnant or just gave birth.

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  • Bonding with new children
    Bonding with new children

    You are an expecting or new parent (dads, spouses, partners, and non-birth parents, including adoptive and foster parents)

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Fact Sheets and Resources

Get detailed information on your rights plus sample letters Legal Aid at Work has created for you to use to communicate with your employer and do-it-yourself guides and other resources

Our Partners

You may get additional information from groups that Legal Aid at Work collaborates with.

  • Mother and baby
    Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition

    Legal Aid at Work directs a coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and government working for stronger family-friendly workplace policies.

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  • cute baby being examined by a doctor
    Medical Legal Partnerships

    We collaborate with hospitals and county health departments to provide information on new parents' legal rights

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  • California Work & Family Coalition
    California Work & Family Coalition

    As a leading member of the CWFC, we promote laws strengthening family policy.

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Highlights of Our Work

Here are links to blog posts, press releases, and news media coverage about the work of this program.

  • San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental Leave

    We helped write the ordinance that made San Francisco the U.S. city to mandate any fully paid leave for new parents.

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  • San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers

    WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and...

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  • A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support
    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support

    With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 27 million more...

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